Manhattan explosion: New York on full alert after city rocked by blast

New York has been placed on full alert after 29 people were injured in an explosion in the Chelsea area of
Manhattan on Saturday evening, with at least one other device being
investigated by police in the city.

The cause of the first blast, which one witness said was “like a volcano”, was believed to have been an explosive device placed in a trash can on 23rd Street, a bustling area of the city on the lower west side a few blocks from the Empire State Building.

Another device reported to be a pressure cooker with wires attached to a cell phone was discovered on nearby 27th Street.

Earlier in the day, a pipe bomb exploded in New Jersey near the scene of a run in support of US
Marines.

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